Jan 22, 2015 - Sale 2372

Sale 2372 - Lot 20

Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
"Gyraldose." Pen and ink on paper. 572x381 mm; 22 1/2x15 inches, image. Signed in image, lower right. Matted and framed.

Additional Details

Between 1913 and 1920, Wegener was the main illustrator for Gyraldose, an antiseptic feminine hygiene product. The mixture of thymol and trioxymethylene with aluminum sulphate was the Vagisil of its day. Wegener's sexy and fashionable women in the advertisements helped make the consumer in need of the product feel more feminine and empowered.